March 24, 2005

GodJudge Greer has spoken again

I wasn't sure what to think of Governor Bush's mention of DCF taking protective custody of Terri Schiavo, but I know what I think of Judge Greer's "NO" in response, especially since the statutory power exists for the state of Florida to assume custodial rights(I guess). I believe President Andrew Jackson said it best, when the SCOTUS of his time issued a ruling that he opposed:

"Well, John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it."

Update: Ann Coulter and I are on the same page here. Scary.

Hey Judge Greer! How many national guardsmen answer to you? Just curious.

Update: Jonah Goldberg offers his opinions on this subject. Excerpt:

Even so, there's a particularly important lesson here for Democrats. The Republicans had a serious advantage in this debate: They had a real argument about the specific merits of this particular case and why it should be an exception to the rule. Meanwhile, liberals were nearly silent on why Terri should die, opting instead for cheap ad hominem. Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, for example, contented himself to impugning the motives of conservatives and making "jokes" about Frist lacking a brain and Schiavo being no more alive than a zygote. But, most of all, liberals mocked conservative "hypocrisy." That's certainly fair game in politics, but pointing out how others inconsistently apply their own principles is not a substitute for having principles of your own.

The Schiavo incident demonstrates that conservatives are going to use their legitimate power under the Constitution to act on their convictions. Obviously, pro-life conservative convictions will be different than pro-choice liberal ones. If liberals don't like that, they'd better come up with a better strategy than simply borrowing arguments they never believed themselves.

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